Health insurers are not getting behind medically-recommended obesity care, according to two new studies.

One study, authored by a group of researchers from Harvard and the Obesity Action Coalition, reports that most insured Americans don't believe their health plan offers coverage for a number of obesity treatments, including bariatric surgery or dietary counseling.

Only 43 percent of respondents say their plan covers medical obesity treatment, while 37 percent believe their plan covers bariatric surgery.

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